Fuel scarcity: NSCDC arrests Tanker driver in Kwara over alleged diversion

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The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a Tanker driver over alleged diversion of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Kunle Bilesanmi, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.

Bilesanmi said the transporter of the product was Conoil but that it belonged to Z.A. Imam along Sobi road in Ilorin East Local Government Area, whilst the product was allegedly diverted to Akkon Filling Station in Aboto Oja in Asa Local Government Area of the state.

“Our men acted on a tip-off and we rounded them up on Wednesday.

“We are doing the needful by following the waybill and we have ensured that the product has been delivered to the rightful owner (Z.A Imam) today (Thursday).

“This is what has been happening that is causing hardship to the people of the state and we will not take it anymore,’’ Bilesanmi said.

He said the truck had a 33,000 litre-capacity, but that it was actually carrying 11,000 litres of the product.

The NSCDC spokesman said before the truck was apprehended, it had already offloaded 1,950 to Akkon, and that the remaining product had successfully been delivered to Z.A. Imam. (NAN)

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